The Otoe Chief was a Nebraska City newspaper that began publication in 1896.
Page one of the first issue contained an article about the library.
Free Public Library
The movement that is now be-
ing pushed as rapidly as possible
to secure a free public library for
Nebraska City is certainly a very
commendable one and worthy of
the support of every person who
has the general welfare of the city
at heart. It will be a lasting ben-
efit to our city in many ways, the
most important of which will be
the providing of a quiet retreat
for the young men, where a few
hours can be pleasantly and prof-
itably spent each day or evening.
Of course there will be many
other important benefits to
be derived therefrom that can
only be secured through the
agency of such an institution, and
it is certainly extremely gratifying
to note what vigor and self-
sacrificing devotion the committee
having the enterprise in charge
are laboring for its final and ulti-
(The Otoe Chief, Nebraska City, Nebraska, Volume 1, Number 1, Thursday, March 12, 1896)
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